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Whole No. 183
MorouEcomfc Comity, jy. c. Frda,, Feirnary 32, 1828.
FoZ. IV. No. 27.
THE "FREE PRESS,"
7?y Gfo. Howard,
5 published weekly, (every Friday,) at
Til'O DOLLARS per year, (or 52 num
bers,) if I)a' witnm on' month after Sub
scribers commence receiving their papers
r:-o DoHirs Fifty Cents, if paid within
'months and Three Dollars at the expi
ation of the year. Subscribers at liberty to
continue at any time on paying arrears.
XefS Subscribers residing at a distance must
invariably pay in advance, or give a respon
se reference in this vicinity. No subscrip
tion discontinued unless a notification to that
ec: is given.
Advertisements not exceeding 1G lines will
inserted at 50 cents the first insertion, and
Scents each continuance. Longer ones at
t'..u rate for every 16 lines.
Letters addressed to the Editor must be
THE Subscriber respectfully informs
her customers, that she is in great
want of money therefore, she earnest
ly rcquots all who owe her on ac
count that have been long standing,
will give her a call as she is anxious to
have then) closed. She will leave for
the north as soon as her collections will
Halifax, Jan. 15, 1S2S. 22
WILL SELL, LEASE, or RENT,
my Lot and houses at Enfield. The
stand for a Store is equal to any country
tand in the State.. ..and not inferior to
many country stands for a house of en
The building consists of a convenient
two story dwelling-house, well-finished,
with four fire-places, store-house, ware
house, gin-house (and gin,) and other
out-houses....possession "given immedi
ately... .terms accommodating.
J II. SIMMONS.
Gth Feb. 1S2S.
A LL Persons are hereby cautioned a
' gainst purchasing from Isaac 1). Gui
on, the land of Thos. Guion, deceased
the Subscriber having a lien on said
land, under authority of the will of
said deceased, for the sum of $ .500,
which must be paid before the said Isaac
D. Guion is entitled to the land.
IV M. R. D UP REE.
Jan. 21, 1828. 23
n 4 x i ttr 4 ir r .1 r- t
K.-iA w a 1 irom me ruo-i
'briber, on the 27th day of No
vember last, a bright mulatto
boy by the name of
Between 19 and 20 years of age. I cx
pec he has steered his course toward
Halifax. I am told he has a brother by
the name of Lewis, in the town of Hali
fax, learning the blacksmith trade. The
above reward will be given if delivered
to the Subscriber near Tarboroimh, or
FIFE DOLLARS, if secured in anv i
Jail in this State so that I get him again.
All persons are hereby forbid harboring
cr employing said boy, under the penal
ty of the law.
Dec. 21, 1S27. 10
Stop the Runaways!
RAN OFF from Hcaufort,
J .North-Carolina, where they
) were employed on the Fortifi
ral'0l1s at that place,
tievcu Negvo Fclhnvs,
'Wit: HILLIA RD, HENRY, LEW-
ANTHONY, ROY, ISAAC, and
'HANK. The three first-named Ni
Jfuesivcce apprehended at Hicks1 Ford,
Weensville county, Vn. Anthony and
li-iyweruat the lime in company with
ti.ose apprehended, but effected their es
capc. Frank was left by the party some
20 or 30 miles beyond Halifax, N. C.
a haic conic 5 or 10 miles on this side
01 Halifax, both complaining of sickness
fjd ui.a!)t. to travel. Frank is a small
-'.ck iellow, and about 22 years of age
"yjwac i a stout young fellow, about
; 3 e:,rs of age, complexion rather yel
limRu:j 's a slender black fellow, a
out 20 vears of age ami Anthony is
oui built black fellow, about 23 years
llieahovo Ncsroes were making their
. lly to Norfolk for the purpose of join-
4 LL those who have unsettled ac
counts with the Subscriber, are re
quested to come forward and settle ihem
either by cash or note, as further indul
gence cannot be given.
21st January, 1S2S. 23
fc A liberal REWARD will be given
jI lhe apprehension of Frank, Isaac,
, J' and Anthony, and should they be
vV?.Hl Mr. Niblo of Petersburg,
w'li pay for their apprehension and
' Pessary expenses.
r J- P. TAYLOR,
u'Pt. 3d Reg't Art. stationed at Old
v J- oint Comfort j near Norfolk.
'0V. 9, 1827.
Just received and for Sale,
CELEBRATED REMEDY FOR
Accompanied with a volume of evidence
sufhcient to insure the confidence of the
most incredulous, of the happy and al
most universal, cure of habitual intem
perance and its beneficial ellVcts in in
vigorating & restoring the Constitution.
Dr. Swaim's Panacea,
So justly celebrated for the cere of scro
fula or UingVevil, ulcers, rheumatism,
syphilitic, mercurial, and liver com
plaints, and most diseases arising in de
bilitated constitutions, or from an im
pure state of blood, &c. &c. -This medi
cine is also accompanied with a volume
of evidence of its happy effects in resto
ring to perfect health thousands that had
trit d all other remedies, and given up in
despair. The Subscribers having be
come agents for the original inventors
and proprietors of those valuable medi
cines, now offer them pure and genuine
to the Public, assuring them that a con
stant supply equal to the demand, will
be regularly kept on hand at their store
R. cSv S. D. GOTTEN.
January 21, 1828.
Of Dry uooas, Groceries, &c.
rN Monday, 25th inst. being the first
day of the County Court of Edge
combe, the Subscribers, intending final
ly to close their business in this" place,
will offer for sale at PUBLIC AUC
TION, their entire stock of
Dry Goods, Groceries, &c
Sale to continue from day to day until
all is sold. A credit of three months
will be giyen on all sums over ten dol
lars, the purchaser giving bond and ap
proved security. ...under that sum, cash.
CRANE & KINGSBURY.
Tarboro', Feb. 7, 1828. 25
WILL BE SOLD, by virtue of two
separate Deeds in Trust, for cer
tain purposes therein contained, on Fri
day, the 20th day of February, inst.
at the house of Thomas Bustin, on Roc
ky Swamp, all the property of said Bus
tin, consisting of
A Tract of Land,
Known by the Parham Tract....Stock of
One Negro .Man,
By name Harry, and sundry other arti
cle too tedious to mention. The terms
will be accommodating anil mode known i
the day of sale.
ELI B. 1VIIITAKER, Trustee.
7th Feb. 1828. 25-4
can, and tending directly to aris
tocracy. Wc therefore unanimously ap
point Capt. John H. Thrower and
Jepthate Pritchett to represent U3
in any meeting which may be held
for choosing an Elector in our
electoral district, composed of the
counties aforesaid; and that the
said elector shall be bound to vote
for Gen. Andrew Jackson, of
Tennessee, as President, and
John C. Calhoun, of South-Carolina,
We further resolve, that a copy
of the proceedings of this meet
ing be sent to the Raleigh Star
for publication. Star.
COMMITTED io the Jail of Edgc-
combe county, N. C on the 16th of
November, 1S27, a negro fellow, who
says his name is HENRY, that he is
the property of Mr. James Okrey or
Akrey, and that he was purchased by
Mr. Okrey from Mr. Amos Raw Is, of
Nansemond county, Va. Henry is a
bout 30 years of age, 5 feet 9 or 10 in
ches in height, spare built, no marks
perceivable. The owner is requested to
come forward, prove his property, pay
charges and take him away", or he will
be dealt with as the law directs.
FRED. BELL, Jailor.
Nov. J 827. I
Prom the Warrenton Reporter.
DumplinTown, Halifax Co'ty, !
December 27, 1827:
JNJr.Dunnavant: I herewith give
you an account of one of the most
interesting, well contested races
over this Course, that I ever wit
nessed. It is a new track, near a
place called Crowell's X Roads, in
the centre of the District.
UtDay, sweepstake, Mr. Ileig'a
s. m. Sally Slip, bv Shawnee. 3
(years old, won the first heat. Mr.
rope s ch. m. Miss Halifax, 3y'rs
old, was second in, half length.
Mr. West's b. c. Chimborazo. bv
: Archie, 2 years old, was third in,
two lengths. Time 1st heat, 2
min. 1 sec.
Second Heat Miss Hnlifo
dies of literature.... tuition ten dollars.
Board can be obtained in respectable fa
milies for four dollars per month whole
board, and half board two dollars.... to
commence on the second Monday in
M. E. MANNING.
Jan. 30lh, 1828. 25-3
MPIIE Subscriber proposes to teach
u ouvuu ul liivruil uictllliz- IirSI H V i n 7?l Tn
Ihufc the ensuing year: the term will . ond-CilimboraZO, within a jump,
consist of ten months, of twentv schoolui : i 'r- 011
dys each, If-achm; the common bran-"11"!;, fimo, 2d lient, 2lll. 10a.
. -.Auiiiua iiioi,
Sally Slip, at her tail, second
Chimborazo, by her side, third
Time 3d heat, 2rn. 5s.
This is a half mile track, twice
round for a mile heat. At no time
in the race was any one nag three
lengths behind; and very frequent
they could all have been covered
with a blanket: (1 was one of the
Judges,) and am confident it was
the best race I ever saw. The
Course teas very heavy. At least
one thousand souls attended, from
the most respectable gentlemen in
Halifax, Scotland Neck, Edge
combe and Nash, down to all co
lors and sex. We had three pa
cing races, and scrubs until night.
To-morrow comes on a mule race
and match for Corn, the particu
lars of which you will have hereafter.
Jackson 3Icctiiig. At a com
pany muster, held at Brinkleys
ville, Halifax county, on Saturday
the 19th January, 1828, a meeting
was hold to appoint delegates to
represent said district in the
choice of an Elector for the elec
toral district, composed of the
counties of Halifax, Warren,
Franklin and Nash:
Resolved, That said citizens
arc unanimously in favor of Gen.
Andrew Jackson, of Tennessee,
for the Presidency, and John C.
Calhoun, of South-Carolina, for
the Vice-Presidency; and that they
will use all honorable means in
their power to promote their elec
tion, notwithstanding the many
vile accusations of the present
Cabinet (holding their offices con
trary to the will of the people of
United States) against them.
We view the present Chief Ma
gistrate, John Q. Adams, holding
his office through a part of the re
presentstives, violating the known
will of their constituents. We al
so view some of the acts of the
present President as unti-republi-
Augusta Geo.) Races. The
first day's purse was taken by Col.
Wynn's mare Ariel, beating Deer
Pond, the first and second heats.
On the second day, the purse wag
taken by Col. Wvnn s mare Sally
Hope, beating Troup, Fairfield,
uirecior ana Liady ugnuoot
And the third day's purse was ta
ken with ease by Mr. Elliott's
grey filley, Betsey Ransom, beat
er QJ., Tu:.,an TV1 lr rp-
IliJJ kJMdUU IVUll'lSUIlj IflUIJtY J. 1111 L,
Wehawk and Amazon, at the first
two heats. On the fourth day, a
handy cap was to be contended for
by Ariel, Maid of Lodi, and seye
ral other celebrated horses,